It took me a while to connect with Emma Roberts but once I did I started to care deeply about her and her friends (living and dead). I really enjoyed How To Date Dead Guys. Thanks to NetGalley and Curiosity Quill Press for granting me access to this digital ARC.
College sophomore Emma Roberts remembers her mother’s sage advice: “don’t sleep around, don’t burp in public, and don’t tell anyone you see ghosts.” But when cute Mike Carlson drowns in the campus river under her watch, Emma’s sheltered life shatters.
Blamed for Mike’s death and haunted by nightmares, Emma turns to witchcraft and a mysterious Book of Shadows to bring him back. Under a Blood Moon, she lights candles, draws a pentacle on the campus bridge, and casts a spell. The invoked river rages up against her, but she escapes its fury. As she stumbles back to the dorm, a stranger drags himself from the water and follows her home. And he isn’t the only one…
Instead of raising Mike, Emma assists the others she stole back from the dead—a pre-med student who jumped off the bridge, a young man determined to solve his own murder, and a frat boy Emma can’t stand…at first. More comfortable with the dead than the living, Emma delves deeper into the seductive Book of Shadows. Her powers grow, but witchcraft may not be enough to protect her against the vengeful river and the killers that feed it their victims.
Inspired by the controversial Smiley Face Murders, HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS will appeal to the secret powers hidden deep within each of us.
***Note: classified as New Adult due to the college-aged main character, but material is appropriate for those in 10th grade and up.***
I want to know more, I feel as if the book simply stopped. I can see growth in Emma and I am looking forward to reading book two in the series, How To Ditch Dead Guys, I actually asked Curiosity Quill Press via NetGalley for the new book. Finger-crossed my request is granted.
This is book 26 of 60 in my 2016 reading challenge.